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Jul 14, 2022 (Newsletter Issue 9/22)
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Japan-China-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes Published

Th Japanese Patent Office (JPO) published the Japan-China-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes corresponding to Nice Classification, 11th edition, version 2022 (NCL11-2022).

The Japan Patent Office (JPO), the China Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA), and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) have been working to establish a concordance lists showing the corresponding relationships between the respective similar group codes used for trademark examination at the JPO, the CNIPA, and the KIPO, based on a trilateral agreement signed by the three offices.

Similar group codes are the codes assigned to goods and services that are presumed to be similar to each other in trademark examination. The project aims to improve the predictability of examination results, by encouraging users who file trademark applications with the JPO, the CNIPA or the KIPO to utilize the concordance lists when searching for the existence of already registered trademarks.

For information, please check JPO's website here